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The lost art of walking (in suburbia)

It all started with a new pair of shoes. I had an appointment in the south end of town, which means paying for parking. I realized too late that I had nothing in my wallet but a quarter, a dime … Continue reading

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Why you should take pictures in the rain

When I was in grade thirteen, I was the editor of my high school yearbook. That meant I was offered a week at a journalism camp held at Trent University. There, I learned everything I needed to know about yearbook layout, design, content, and photography. One of the … Continue reading

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The sun in Sunday

I like what Will Braun had to say in his blog post this week. He advocated for ‘putting the sun back in Sunday’, or making nature a bigger part of church space. In his post, Braun complained that on a warm summer morning, … Continue reading

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The sunny side of the street

The sunflowers in the backyard are blooming! They are such happy flowers, with their round faces that almost seem to smile. And I am so amazed that I actually managed to grow them. Sunflowers are easy to grow, of course. They … Continue reading

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Teddy bear picnic

Well, it wasn’t exactly a picnic. But it was teddy bears. While my four children are away at camp, I am washing all of their linens and duvets and comforters and bedspreads and blankets and pillows and pillowcases (whew!). I’m washing some … Continue reading

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I have a new clothesline. Yippee!

Project Laundry List, an organization “that leads the air drying and cold water washing revolution”, says that there are a huge number of reasons to put up a clothes line. Among them: It saves money. Clothes last longer (Where do you … Continue reading

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Big City, Quiet Garden

One of my sabbatical destinations was the Quiet Garden at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul Presbyterian Church in Montreal. Last weekend, Pat and I included that in what was a spectacular horticultural weekend. The Quiet Garden Movement began with Philip Roderick, an … Continue reading

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